It's been a busy few weeks at Islandport Press! Our books have been featured in three popular gift guides. Alex Steed, a founding partner at Knack Factory, creates the Ultimate Maine Gift Guide each year, and Halfway Wild, a picture book written by Laura Freudig and illustrated by Kevin M. Barry gets a mention in the Books/Music/Hobbies section.
The well-reviewed children's book also got a mention on Maine Calling's Made in Maine Gift Guide. In addition to Halfway Wild, Digital Editor Jennifer Hazard also discussed new books for young adults, which included The Kinfolk, the final installment of The Five Stones Trilogy by Portland-based author, G.A. Morgan.
We were also proud to see Coloring Maine, a beautiful coloring book of woodblock prints by Blue Butterfield, in the December issue of Downeast Magazine. The coloring book is #30 in their 50 under $50 list.
We are thrilled to be included in these locally inspired lists! If you need more ideas for book lovers, stop by one of our mall kiosks, located at the Maine Mall in South Portland and Bangor Mall, and ask for our staff picks. You'll find books for every age and interest plus travel guides, stunning coffee table books and a 2017 Maine Poster Calendar from beloved artist, Dahlov Ipcar.
If you're not near to the malls or a local bookseller, visit our online bookshop, where you'll find many more thoughtful gifts for everyone on your list.